Herne Bay Kindy

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Our Story

Pascals Kindy is located in a beautiful, historical, heritage building in the heart of Herne Bay. It first opened its door to education as the Bayfield School on 5 July 1886. Over the years it has been the foundation for learning for a few famous New Zealanders including Violet Walrond – a swimmer in the Olympics for New Zealand at just 14 years old in 1920! We also had Keith Nelson attend who represented New Zealand as an All Black in the 1960s! During the 1970s we became the home for the Pacific Islanders Educational Resources Centre before they moved to Richmond Road.

Pascals Kindy joined the early childhood education sector in 2012. We have been thoughtfully transformed into a vibrant, welcoming kindergarten for children aged 3-5 years. We pride ourselves on providing a welcoming, home away from home environment. We are innovative and focused on being involved in our local community. Our doors are always open and we love to meet new friends to join our extended family.

ERO Report

The Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services. ERO’s reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.

Early childhood services are reviewed on average once every three years. Reviews will be more frequent where the performance of a school or centre is poor and there are risks to the education and safety of the students, or less frequent where a school has a stable reporting history and demonstrates good self-review processes and use of its assessment information.

You can read our centre’s ERO review here.

Centre Information

Centre Hours:

Monday – Friday  

Full days: 8.30 am – 4.30 pm

Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday Closed

Free preschool sessions:

9 am - 12 pm (includes morning tea)

1 pm-4 pm (includes afternoon tea)

Ages Catered For:

3 – 5 Years


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  • Pascals Herne Bay Kindy truly encompasses the word community. If you are looking for an environment that not only supports and nurtures your child’s growth and development; but also ensures a close communication with you the parent. Then this place is for you.

    I highly recommend Pascals to any parent considering a good, safe and stable environment for their child.

    RJ Moka

  • Pascals Kindy, Herne Bay, is a wonderful centre. The warmth, friendliness, helpfulness and educational aspects are admirable. Tia and the ladies go above and beyond to make my child, and indeed whole family, feel welcome, comfortable and included. They offer experiences I have not seen offered elsewhere. I have had two other children in similar centres before they started school, and find that Pascals Kindy is by far the best on every level.

    J. Pearson

  • The Pascal Kindy teaching and support staff are amazing! Since our daughter started until now, they have provided our daughter with the most wonderful preparation for school. The love and care, to go with the education, creativity and inspiration has given our daughter the confidence and skills to excel academically and socially. Thanks to the Manager Tia and all the teachers. They are amazing !!! 😉

    Srey & Leon